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quintic

[kwin-tik]Mathematics
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adjective
  1. of the fifth degree.
noun
  1. a quantity of the fifth degree.
  2. an equation of the fifth degree.

Origin of quintic

1850–55; < Latin quīnt(us) fifth + -ic
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  • These last theorems present themselves in the demonstration of the non-existence of a solution of a quintic equation by radicals.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7

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British Dictionary definitions for quintic

quintic

adjective
  1. maths of or relating to the fifth degreea quintic equation
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